Welcome to Clydesdale's Heritage


Clydesdale's HeritageWelcome to Clydesdale's Heritage, a project aimed at encouraging all people to take an active interest in the heritage and history of the Clydesdale area.

This website is one of several initiatives from Lanark and District Archaeology Society (LADAS) to encourage engagement with the history of the region. The project includes lecture programmes, fieldwalks, cataloguing artefacts, inspiring school pupils during talks and presentations, and working with like-minded organisations – with the end goal being to record and preserve the heritage of Clydesdale.

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History of Lanark Golf Club

Lanark Golf Club history

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Year: 1951

An extract from the Lanark Golf Club 100th Anniversary book, published in 1951. Lanark Golf Club was founded on 4 October, 1851. However, the story begins prior to this, as…

Parliamentary act establishing a jail and Sheriff Court in Lanark, 1833

Act passed by British Parliament establishing a Gaol in Lanark

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Year: 1833

This is the front of the document showing the Act passed by the British Parliament in 1833, for the erection of the Sheriff Court and the Prison. This Act was…

A. Wilson Ladies Shirts advert

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An advert for A. Wilson Ladies Shirts, based in Lanark. Wilson’s appears to have been considerably ahead of their time in offering mail order delivery for “the smartest and most…

The Bonnington Electric Laundry Co advert

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An advertisement for the Bonnington Electric Laundry company, indicating that they are “Shirt and Collar Specialists”.

Jacks Ironmonger, Lanark

James Jack Ironmonger advert

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An advertisement for James Jack, Ironmonger, Seedsman and Implement Agent, in Hyndford Road, Lanark. When LADAS conducted research in Hyndford House, we uncovered invoices dating back to the 1860s. Jacks…

Samuel Forrest Butchers

Samuel Forrest Family Butcher advert

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Year: 1910

An advert for Samuel Forrest Family Butcher from around 1910. Samuel Forrest was Provost of Lanark in 1910 and seems to have had a good butchery business considering he had…

Clydesdale Hotel advertisement

Clydesdale Hotel advert

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An early 20th-century advertisement for the Clydesdale Hotel, Lanark. At this time, it was considered to be the best hotel in Lanark. The Cartland was, at that time, a private…

1864 Ordinance Map of Symington

Ordinance Map of Symington

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Year: 1864

The first edition of the 1864 Ordinance Map of Symington, showing a site simply called ‘The Place’. This was likely a medieval castle or fortification, though limited information is known…

Thatched Cottages, Thankerton

Thatched Cottages, Thankerton

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Year: 1908

An excellent pictures of thatched cottages in Townhead, Thankerton. This postcard was sent from one of the pictured dwellings, Park Cottage, on 29 April, 1908.

Biggar Road, Symington

Biggar Road, Symington

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Year: 1924

A view of Biggar Road, Symington. The postcard is dated 18 April, 1924, though the car is much older than this, likely dating from before the First World War.

Sir Alan Cobham, Youth of Britain Tour

Sir Alan Cobham, Youth of Britain Tour

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Year: 1929

Sir Alan John Cobham, KBE, AFC (6 May 1894 – 21 October 1973) was an English aviation pioneer. In 1929 Cobham mounted his first tour of Britain, called the Municipal…

Robert McCall, Carriage Hirer

Robert McCall, Carriage Hirer

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Year: 1901

An advertising document produced for Robert McCall, a carriage hirer based in Lanark. McCall’s likely operated from the Victoria Hotel/Royal Oak Hotel, with most trips being to the Falls of…